Witnesses convention on loyalty

2016-09-15 06:00
 Photo: supplied Vinesh and Shantal Ramdhani, residents of Redcliffe in Verulam, were part of the 390 that were baptized on Saturday at the Convention. They are seen with their two sons Adrian and Damien.

Photo: supplied Vinesh and Shantal Ramdhani, residents of Redcliffe in Verulam, were part of the 390 that were baptized on Saturday at the Convention. They are seen with their two sons Adrian and Damien.

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SCORES of congregation members of Jehovah’s Witnesses converged at the Moses Mabhida Stadium for a three-day convention which started on 9 September.

Congregation members coming from various parts of KZN including Verulam and Tongaat took part in the convention.

Residents of Redcliffe in Verulam Vinesh and Shantall Ramdhani were part of 390 people that were baptized on 10 September.

The third day convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses with the theme “Remain Loyal to Jehovah,” opened on Friday morning with an address by the chairperson Errol Charters.

Charters quoted the scriptures in Psalm 113:1-3 and expressed the blessings.

Over the three days, reference was made extensively to the Bible and the examples of those who were loyal and those not loyal were presented to the audience by means of videos, talks and symposiums which were delivered in English, Zulu and sign language simultaneously.

The three-day programme featured 49 presentations, 35 video segments plus two short films which were shown on Saturday and Sunday.

Trevor Lee, programme overseer for the Durban Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, said: “Loyalty is an essential part of any healthy relationship.

“The convention this year featured content that helped people develop stronger bonds with friends, family members and, above all, with God. We are confident that all who attended enjoyed the programme.

“The highlight on Saturday was the baptism. Before getting baptized one needs to understand Bible principles and the Bible’s message.

“This is accomplished by means of a Bible study, and getting baptized is a personal choice and not forced on to individuals. The total number baptized was 390.”

The attendance for Friday morning was 17 740, Saturday morning 23 389 and Sunday morning 27 745. For more information on Conventions, visit www.jw.org.

- Supplied.

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